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Charles Manson Anthology 2 (Complete Album)


Published August 14, 2006


Tracks 1-21 are Charles Manson 1967 & 1968 music demo recordings at friend (Beach Boy) Dennis Wilson's home recording studio. Tracks 23-30 and 32&33 are The Family (with Steve Grogan, aka "Clem", on vocals) in 1970 performing songs written by Charles Manson. Tracks 22&31 are Brooks Ponson & Paul Watkins performing their own material for the 1970 "Manson" documentary. 1) Intro 2) Mechanical Man 3) Arkansas 4) Don't Do Anything Illegal 5) People Say You're No Good 6) Run For Fun 7) Sick City 8) Clang Bang Clang 9) Your Home Is Where You're Happy 10) Cease To Exist 11) Time For Living 12) Ego Is A Too Much Thing 13) She Done Turned Me In 14) Invisible Tears 15) Bet You Think I Care 16) Close To Me 17) This Is Night Life 18) Garbage Dump 19) Always Is Always Forever 20) The House Of Tomorrow 21) Eyes Of A Dreamer 22) Moments 23) Die To Be One 24) Always Is Always Forever 25) Scratchin' Peace Symbols On Your Tombstone 26) Ride Away 27) Is There No One In Your World But You? 28) Get On Home 29) The Young Will Overcome 30) Look At Your Love 31) Bright Yellow 32) Fires Are Burning 33) If I Had A Million Dollars


Run time 74:23

Notes

1) Intro 2) Mechanical Man 3) Arkansas 4) Don't Do Anything Illegal 5) People Say You're No Good 6) Run For Fun 7) Sick City 8) Clang Bang Clang 9) Your Home Is Where You're Happy 10) Cease To Exist 11) Time For Living 12) Ego Is A Too Much Thing 13) She Done Turned Me In 14) Invisible Tears 15) Bet You Think I Care 16) Close To Me 17) This Is Night Life 18) Garbage Dump 19) Always Is Always Forever 20) The House Of Tomorrow 21) Eyes Of A Dreamer 22) Moments 23) Die To Be One 24) Always Is Always Forever 25) Scratchin' Peace Symbols On Your Tombstone 26) Ride Away 27) Is There No One In Your World But You? 28) Get On Home 29) The Young Will Overcome 30) Look At Your Love 31) Bright Yellow 32) Fires Are Burning 33) If I Had A Million Dollars

Reviews

Reviewer: Turnberry - - October 12, 2010
Subject: Documents
Charles Manson was a life long criminal and psychopath. The murders in Hollywood just got the headlines... the people he brainwashed/compromised aren't innocent kids either, but they aren't Manson. Manson committed countless crimes that weren't ever known by the authorites. He was arrested for homosexual rape, grand theft auto, etc etc. He was accused, I believe, of atleast one murder in Mexico.. there is way more, but all this was before he was released and went to Los Angeles during the late 60's. The guy is not intelligent, he is a sociopath. he has never adjusted to society, and never will. Everything he knows is prison life, low life, lifetime criminal life. The media just made these particular crimes into something much bigger... just distorting the truth. was it creepy? oh yeah. but not much creepier than shit that goes on everyday right next door to many of us.
Reviewer: zensixties - - October 12, 2010
Subject: Yes they had some talent
But that doesn't exonerate them in any way.
Reviewer: ladydeb - - July 15, 2009
Subject: :)
I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed this,most of the songs being better than rest.I believe Charlie had talent + Terry Melcher could at least have given him a chance.
I mostly enjoyed the songs performed by Brooks Poston + Paul Watkins but they didnt get any recognition because of their involvement in the Family,even though they weren't involved in the murders.

good overall :)
Reviewer: pahool - - July 17, 2008
Subject: Individual tracks would be nice...
Is there a reason this is one big mp3 file? It would be nice be able to listen to the tracks individually.

Shadows Girl wrote in her review: "...I can think of no reason why anyone would wish to collect Charlie's music anymore than they would want one of John Wayne Gacy's clown paintings." Don't these artifacts have historical value if nothing else? They certainly help me in some ways to get a much clearer picture of the atmosphere and mindset of Charles Manson and "the family" than I have ever been able to glean from the available books.

And some people might actually like the music. I like some of it. I particularly like the Poston/Watkis material, but I even like some of the Manson stuff, though not all of it. It is possible to have an appreciation of the music totally divorced from any sort of opinion I might have about the creators of the music. I'm not going to avoid listening to tunes produced by Phil Spector because of the murder charges that were brought against him.
Reviewer: Shadows_Girl - - May 28, 2008
Subject: Mr. Kosiewicz are you out of your flippin' MIND?
Do you seriously intend to excuse the murders fo seven people because Manson was treated badly by the MUSIC INDUSTRY? There is no excuse for the series of brutal slayings known as the Tate-LoBianca Murders. And I can think of no reason why anyone would wish to collect Charlie's music anymore than they would want one of John Wayne Gacy's clown paintings.

But it's a free country...if you dig the productions of a twisted criminal mind then that's what you dig. No accounting for taste, I suppose. But please, do not attempt to excuse the murders for such a flimsy reason. You might as well say "If he had not been born out of wedlock the murders would not have happened" They happened because Manson and his "Family" were a bunch of drug-crazed psychotic loonies.

No other reason.
Reviewer: Bad Dolphin - - May 17, 2008
Subject: Haunting indeed
I usually skip the first 43 minutes or so. The rest is some really powerful music, especially the Brooks Poston / Paul Watkins songs. Poston and Watkins lived with the Manson group, though neither participated in the murders, and both left the group and testified against the others.

The mood of that music is powerfully expressed, and a lot of the lyrical content gives a strong indication of where their heads were at the time.

The Robert Hendrickson documentary "Manson" includes interviews with both Poston and Watkins, and includes footage of them singing/playing "Bright Yellow." Worth seeing, and I believe available again commercially.
Reviewer: keithchristopherkosiewicz - - March 1, 2007
Subject: reply
you are right. the prison recordings are the only essential of these. Manson is obviously trying to impress Melcher or whoever recorded these at Dennis Wilson's recording studio for him. He was recording under pressure and sensed this. Those people wanted to steal from the guy. The murders would not have occured if not for the music industry ripping him off.
Reviewer: MORTAMOR - - February 27, 2007
Subject: Worthwhile
Manson shows his talent as a singer/songwriter and he does a couple of really nice numbers on here. I'm quite impressed with his guitar-work and singing. While this didn't impress me as much as his Prison Recordings of the 1980's, I will listen to it again. Some of the songs aren't Charlie toward the end, but his girls are singing back-up. Charlie does a little impromtu chatting between some of the songs too, which is pretty cool.
Reviewer: kf6dqu - - November 27, 2006
Subject: Far out man
I don't want to jump to conclusions, but Charley might be crazy.
Reviewer: dolphinsuit_81 - - November 4, 2006
Subject: wierd
weird
Reviewer: drunktank - - November 2, 2006
Subject: i wonder if you can help me
I have the charles manson album called
Psychedelic Soul of Charles Manson,
it doesn`t have a track titles at all, i wonder if you could e mail me if you have them thanks
drunktank@pokerface.demon.co.uk
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